RMD a.k.a Richard Mofe-Damijo is a Nollywood icon with sauce, here is the full biography of RMD, his net worth, age, career, wife, children, family and all you need to know about the Nollywood veteran actor.
The majority of Nigerian movie lovers know RMD well enough, he has been gracing our TV with his top-notch performance and is one of the best Nollywood actors in Nigeria. He knows his onions well and do not need to be told how to do things as he is the master of acting. Born to act.
As a handsome man, he is the ladies’ favorite coupled with his skills and talent even men, women, teens and children love to see him appear in movies and weekly soap operas.
There is no doubt, Richard Mofe-Damijo is an A-List actor and has featured in hundreds of movies both in Nigeria and in Africa. He is a living legend and a thespian star with numerous awards.
Without further ado, let us quickly run a brief profile of Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD). Below is the brief biography of RMD.
Richard Mofe-Damijo Profile
|Full Name:||Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo|
|Date of Birth:||6th of July, 1961|
|Place of Birth:||Aladja, Delta State|
|Education:||University of Benin (Theatre Art) & University of Lagos (Law)|
|Married to:||May Ellen-Ezekiel (late), Jumobi Adegbesan|
|Occupation:||Actor, writer, movie producer, and a lawyer|
|Net worth:||$7 million|
Now that you know little about him, we urge you to read the full biography and net worth of Richard Mofe-Damijo so as to know more about the movie thespian.
Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo was born on the 6th of July 1961 in Delta State, Aladja to be precise, a community in Udu Kingdom very close to Warri Delta State a South-Southern region of Nigeria.
He had his basic education and then his secondary school education at Midwest College and also at Anglican Grammar School, when he was in Anglican Grammar school he joined a drama group.
His love for acting made him choose acting as a career path, he then attended the University of Benin where he studied Theatre Arts and then obtained his bachelor’s degree.
In 1997, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) proceeded to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to study Law, he did well and graduated in 2004, he was loaded with everything he needs to start life elegantly.
As mentioned earlier, Richard Mofe-Damijo started his acting career from secondary school, but his career in acting officially kickstart in the late 80s where he starred in the soap opera titled “Ripples”, the series brought him into the limelight.
Though at the early stage of his career he has worked as a reporter for Metro Magazine, The Guardian and Concord Newspaper before delving into full-time professional acting.
RMD first movie that was produced by him is “Out of bounds“ and the movie gained popularity and showcased him more.
As an A-list actor, RMD has been on set with a lot of Nollywood veterans, the likes of Zack Orji, Stella Damasus- Aboderin, Chioma Chukwuka, Liz Benson, Sola Sobowale, Bukky Ajayi, Bimbo Akintola and many more.
His performance in “Diamond Ring” was exceptional and he was able to work with big wig directors and producers like Tade Ogidan, Tunde Kelani and many more.
RMD also had a blockbuster movie with the comedy king AY Makun on the project titled “30 Days In Atlanta” where he acted as Kimberley’s father with other top list actors like Ramsey Nouah and Mercy Johnson which became the highest-grossing movies of all time in the Nigerian cinema.
He is also into politics and his political career pans for some years, he was also appointed the Special Adviser of Culture and Tourism in 2008 to the then Governor of Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. He later became the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in 2009 and it was perceived that he made good money while discharging his duties and at the same time he met people that matters in the country.
Relationship & Family
Richard Mofe-Damijo got married to his first wife May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE) who is now late due to complications while being operated for fibroid in a Lagos hospital in 1996, she was a journalist/publisher and their union was blessed with two children.
After the death of his wife, RMD got married to Jumobi Adegbesan who is a TV personality in the year 2000, his union with Jumobi Adegbeson got blessed with three children.
He had three sons and two daughters and he is also a grandfather with cute grandchildren.
Awards & Recognition
As a talented actor and a hardworking one, it is respected that his shelf will be filled up with awards and also RMD biography will not make sense without listing his awards so below is the list of Richard Mofe-Damijo awards.
- Best Actor in a Leading Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2005
- Best of Nollywood Awards – Special Recognition Award, 2012
- Africa Movie Academy Awards – Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016
- Africa Movie Academy Awards – Overall Best Actor in a Leading Role, in the movie Cross Road, 2018
He also had a lot of nominations and also got himself some ambassadorial deals with top brands and also real estate companies.
Below is the list of movies RMD acted in:
- Out of Bounds, 1997
- Hostages, 1997
- Diamond Ring, 1998
- Scores to Settle, 1998
- Freedom, 1999
- Love, 2003
- Keeping Faith: Is That Love, 2003
- When God Says Yes, 2003
- Romantic Attraction, 2003
- Emotional Pain, 2003
- The Intruder, 2003
- I Will Die For You, 2003
- The Legend, 2004
- I want Your Wife, 2004
- The Mayors, 2004
- True Romance, 2004
- Burning Desire, 2004
- Critical Assignment, 2004
- Indecent Act, 2004
- Engagement Night, 2004
- Critical Decision, 2004
- Behind Closed Doors, 2005
- The Bridesmaid, 2005
- Darkest Night, 2005
- Welcome to Nollywood, 2007
- 30 Days in Atlanta, 2014
- Oloibiri, 2015
- Okafor’s Law, 2016
- The Grudge, 2016
- Hush, 2016- 2017
- Dinner, 2016
- The Wedding Party, 2016
- Three Wise Men, 2016
- 10 days in Sun City, 2017
- The Wedding Party 2, 2017
- I Love My Wife Even After Death, 2017
- Boxing Day: A Day After Christmas, 2017
- My God never fail me, 2018
- God Calling, 2018
- Chief Daddy, 2018
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, 2018
- Cross Roads, 2018
- The Hour, 2019
- Castle And Castle, 2019
- Blood And Oil, 2019
Most of the movies he starred on can also be found on top streaming platforms like Netflix.
Richard Mofe-Damijo’s net worth is estimated to be around $7 million, he is one of the richest actors in Nigeria, and his earnings are attributed to his donkey years of working as an actor, income from politics and income from his White Water Limited company, RMD Production and also RMD Foundation.
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